Legendary audio interface designers Universal Audio have debuted a brand new audio interface at NAMM 2018. The Thunderbolt 3 interface is based on the wildly popular Apollo interface, but comes in at a much lower price tag.
The interface has the same unison microphone pre-amps that made the Apollo so sought after. The Thunderbolt compatibility is also a great plus, not to mention the ability to use some of the amazing effects plugins UA is known for.
Unison technology allows users to track audio using the various plugins available to help shape the sound of the recording in real-time. UA offers various digital takes on classic/vintage gear that are mainstay’s in the recording world.
The interface features 2 microphone inputs but unfortunately only a single DSP processor which doesn’t pack that much power to use a ton of plugins simultaneously in your tracking. The interface does come bundled with 14 plugins from UA’s “Real Time Analogue Classics” bundle.
The expected retail price of the unit is USD $499, making it the easiest option for producers on a budget to experience the world of Universal Audio.
Check out the Sound On Sound video of it below: